"Ocean Man" as written by and Michael Melchiondo....
Ocean man, take me by the hand, lead me to the land that you understand
Ocean man, the voyage to the corner of the globe is a real trip
Ocean man, the crust of a tan man imbibed by the sand
Soaking up the thirst of the land

Ocean man, can you see through the wonder of amazement at the oberman
Ocean man, the crust is elusive when it casts forth to the childlike man
Ocean man, the sequence of a life form braised in the sand
Soaking up the thirst of the land

Ocean man, ocean man
Ocean man

Ocean man, take me by the hand, lead me to the land that you understand
Ocean man, the voyage to the corner of the globe is a real trip
Ocean man, the crust of a tan man imbibed by the sand
Soaking up the thirst of the land

Ocean man, can you see through the wonder of amazement at the oberman
Ocean man, the crust is elusive when it casts forth to the childlike man
Ocean man, the sequence of a life form braised in the sand
Soaking up the thirst of the land

Ocean man


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"Ocean Man" as written by Michael Melchiondo Aaron Freeman

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  • +5
    General CommentWell yes nearly all of Ween's earlier songs are directly inspired by their use of psychedelics. I know you kids who learned about Ween via Spongebob might not like to hear that, but it's true. If you look up (on YouTube) Ween singing "Push the Little Daisies" (their first music video) on the old Beavis and Butthead show, you'll see that they show mushrooms on camera multiple times during the video. In the "It's Pat" movie, Ween give Pat mushrooms and she starts to go on a trip until Ween tell her they got the mushrooms at Safeway. They are famous for their use of psychedelic mushrooms primarily early on (and prescription drugs like Zoloft later in their career).

    As for the kid claiming that you don't have to be on psychedelics to write psychedelic songs-- technically that is true, since Ween's big inspiration Frank Zappa never liked to do shrooms or LSD. But Zappa's song lyrics are clearly written by a sober individual while many of Ween's lyrics could only have been written while tripping or the morning after. Check out tunes like "The Stallion, Part 3" or "Little Birdy" if you want to know what it feels like to be tripping-- those songs really capture the ecstatic psychedelic experience.

    And to those of you kids reading this, just because Ween started tripping at age 15 or 16 and developed into geniuses doesn't mean it's healthy for everyone. Generally, people should not do psychedelics except after adulthood and only in a proper setting and for proper reasons (and there are many proper religious or spiritual reasons for using power plants and psychedelics for artists and shamans).
    frankieteardropon January 23, 2011   Link
  • +4
    General CommentI think this song has something to do with the evolution of life on earth. It seems as if the protagonist is wanting to evolve, and this Ocean Man holds the key. Life originated from the sea, after all, and the singer is asking to be taken to land perhaps for the first time ("take me to the land that you understand"). Ween obviously love to create characters and base their songs around them, and I think their Ocean Man character is some sort of catalyst for evolution. What makes me further think this is the fact he's name's Ocean Man and clearly from the sea, yet he's a "lifeform braised in the sand....soaking up the thirst of the land," leading me to think this dude's more than just a sea-dwelling creature, that this guy is evolution incarnate. He was around way before us humans, and probably takes pity on us and our primitive minds for ever having thought the earth had corners and edges. He also need his help to evolve, thus why we (or the singer) take his hand and follow him.
    DoYouRealiseon October 02, 2011   Link
  • +3
    General CommentLol. don't you guys know that this ENTIRE album was influenced by a whole winter spent tripping on acid at a beach? some of you guys need to understand a LOT more about hallucinogenic drugs. and whats wrong with Ween doing lots of drugs?
    Thedeathofdeafon April 03, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentWell, I'm new to Ween but I wouldn't necessarily say that this song is about LSD. If anything, it seems like the songs on this album are about experiences while on LSD
    Lateralus518on February 20, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentCan somebody please explain me what is an overman?
    ziontrolleon July 23, 2017   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's also in The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie.
    Rasputin007on December 25, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYou're darn skippy it's catchy! Every time I put this song on everyone is all like, "Who is that?" And I'm all like, "It's Ween!" And they're all like, "Ween? Really?" And I'm like, "Ween, really." And they're like, "Man, I heard about them but never listened to them..." And then I'm all like, "Dude, you should listen to more Ween."

    I think this song is about tripping on LSD while swimming...seriously "Ocean man, the voyage to the corner of the globe is a real trip"
    plurverton March 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPlurvert, the voyage to the corner of the globe is a real trip because there are no corners on a globe. Hence, it would take a long fucking time to get there.
    Gorillagorillaon July 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, Gorillagorilla is right. Assuming it's about drugs just because it's Ween (and they ARE pretty far out) isn't always a good theory.

    Of course, I'm still of the opinion that Gene and Dean are NOT regular drug users. You don't need drugs to create a trippy song. But I digress.

    And the song is terrific. One of my all-time faves.
    majestikmoose9on March 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLike it or not, most of Ween's music is about trippin balls. Anyway, this song is awesome!
    sonic_leaveson September 16, 2008   Link

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